Forklift Training

Train with us

"These are exciting and dynamic times and we need to ensure that our customers see us as a 'complete' provider of all things Forklift Truck related... including training!"

– Paul Brierley, M.D. Eastern Forklift Trucks Ltd.


Why should you use Eastern Forklift Trucks to train your operators?

Eastern Forklift Training Instructors are trained in accordance with National Standards and have passed practical tests of Operating Skills approved by RTITB to Instructor Standards.

Click here to learn more about our brand-new purpose-built training facilities at our Bury St Edmunds headquarters.

Our training courses are tailored to suit your needs, ranging from complete novice training to refresher courses to help keep you operators up to date.

All training requirements are arranged through our dedicated Training Manager, Mark Brown.

Course Variations

Refresher training

  • Up to three candidates per course = 1 day course

Existing drivers (years of experience but no formal training)

  • 1 candidate = 2 day course
  • 2 candidates = 3 day course
  • 3 candidates = 4 day course

Novice drivers

  • 1 candidate = 3 day course
  • 2 candidates = 4 day course
  • 3 candidates = 5 day course

Courses for ALL types of truck available.

What our customers say

Customer feedback & comments

"Great news on the guys passing. Feedback from the course was in brief: very good trainer - and they now understand why novice training takes 5 days."

– Sharon Johnson, Majisign Ltd.

"Fantastic course, great setup, knowledgeable instructor & more importantly enjoyable."

– Raymond Kaye (self funded).

"The guys came back after a 5-day novice course really enthused & couldn’t wait to get going. A big thankyou to Mark for sorting out a couple of issues with the minimum of fuss."

– Colin Nash, Norish Ltd.